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Incorporating Safety Features into Mobile Devices

An estimated 4.3 billion people own a smartphone worldwide, or around 54% of the global population. Over the past decade, these devices have gone from a luxury to a must-have, with many people around the world now using a mobile device as their primary means of connecting to the internet. This has opened up a whole new world of communication and led to greater access to new technological innovations and ideas.

These days, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. You can manage your finances, talk to your friends and access work files. Every day, hundreds of new apps are added to the Google Play Store and App Store, giving users more utility from their phones and introducing new features and ideas. In recent years, many app developers are launching apps which add much-needed security and safety features to your device.

Why Use Safety Apps?

Although the modern world is safer than ever and crime and accident rates are dropping, dangers still exist. Whether you’re at home, work or just out and about, there are risks involved in everything you do. While it’s not possible to completely eliminate risks, you can manage them by taking the necessary precautions. Safety apps are a simple yet highly effective solution that can help limit risks and mitigate potential hazards.

Safety apps are now being used in many workplaces, helping to reduce workplace accidents and ensure that employees can carry out their jobs more effectively. They can be integrated into existing warning systems, such as being linked to an amber flashing beacon from RS that activates when employees need to activate caution.

There are also many apps designed for personal use, designed to alert you or others of potential dangers. Features of these personal safety apps include providing medication reminders, first aid information and sending silent calls in case of emergency.

Work Safety Apps

Many workplaces now incorporate mobile technology, providing consumers with a better experience and allowing employees to work more efficiently. As most people have a smartphone, it makes sense to utilise this technology where possible. Most people are familiar with apps and how they work, meaning employees can use them with only a small amount of training.

A good work safety app will send out alerts to all employees if an incident occurs, allowing for a fast response. This can be linked to the workplace alarm system, triggering a mobile alert if there’s a fire alarm or a significant accident is reported. By sending out alerts, employees on-site and offsite will know the correct action to take based on their training.

Apps can also be used to monitor the security of a workplace. Businesses that are at risk of break-ins can program their security system to send alerts through an app if an intruder is detected. This can alert security personnel, meaning fewer patrols are needed as break-ins can be dealt with quickly.  

Personal Safety Apps

Many apps now incorporate features designed to keep you safe or send alerts to friends, family and emergency services if an accident occurs. These can help keep you safe in all situations and send for help even if you’re unable to use your phone. For example, when hiking you may get lost or into difficulty and be unable to make your way back. Using an app to share planned routes with friends and family before you leave, as well as the estimated time of your arrival, can help provide a fast emergency response if one is needed.

Other personal safety apps can include a voice-activated SOS signal that sends your current location to emergency contacts and plays a siren to help ensure you’re found. 

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